Author Archives: Kathleen Tibbetts

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Tune In: Faculty honored during Founders’ Day 2014

SMU’s 2014 Founders’ Day Weekend, April 10-13, spotlighted the University’s faculty as the centennial celebration of the Year of the Faculty gains momentum on the Hilltop. The festivities included a Faculty Salute during the annual President’s Briefing, a showcase of … Continue reading

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Volcano research shows link between ground deformation and eruption potential

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite, launched from French Guiana in April 3, 2014, should allow scientists to … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Finals week, May 5, 2014

SMU’s 99th Commencement is just around the corner – the end of Spring 2014 (and another academic year) at a glance: May 5: Last day of instruction May 6: Reading Day May 7-13: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday) May 15-30: May Term 2014 for SMU … Continue reading

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will deliver address at SMU’s 99th Commencement May 17, 2014

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will deliver the address at SMU’s 99th all-University Commencement. The ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. The ceremony, including Rawlings’ address, will be broadcast live at Elected mayor in June 2011, Rawlings immediately … Continue reading

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For the Record: April 28, 2014

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, participated in the 2014 Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings in Portland, Oregon, serving as moderator and discussant for two sessions on the sociology of religion: “Secularization of Society” and “Research-in-Progress.”  

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SMU names three honorary degree recipients for 2014

Three outstanding individuals, including a current and a former SMU professor, will receive honorary degrees at the University’s 99th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson and Methodist historian Richard P. Heitzenrater will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. SMU law … Continue reading

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SMU hails outstanding achievement at 2013-14 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2014 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 21. > See images from Honors Convocation 2014 at SMU News On the same day, the University … Continue reading

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SMU OIT issues advice on Heartbleed bug

The Heartbleed bug made big news in mid-April 2014 as an online security vulnerability with potentially devastating consequences. SMU’s Office of Information Technology has issued advice on protecting yourself against Heartbleed, detailed in this e-mail message dated Wednesday, April 16, … Continue reading

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Junior Rahfin Faruk receives 2014 Truman Scholarship

SMU junior Rahfin Faruk has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship recognizes college students who are “change agents,” with outstanding leadership potential and a commitment to public service careers. Faruk was one of 59 students, … Continue reading

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New SMU ID cards represent new approach to campus security

For the first time in nearly a decade, SMU will issue a new form of ID card for campus access – and users have the option to choose their own best look for the new-look identification. Students, faculty and staff members … Continue reading

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